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I'm new to this site and I'm glad I found it. Reading everyone's posts about mono is giving me some reassurance. I can't imagine going through this for months or even years like some people on this site.
This is my story. I'm a 52yo Male. 6 weeks ago I took my dogs for a walk and my neck gland swelled to the size of an egg. Went to my dr and he wrote it off as a reaction to a new medication that I was taking. 2 days later my gland is still swollen with pain and fever. He put me on antibiotics and ordered some blood tests. He called the next week and told me I had mono. The wife and I laughed it off like no big deal, boy was I wrong. I went on doing my usual things for 2 weeks not thinking about having mono. Then it started with pins and needles and numbness in my arm. I brushed it off because it went away. The next 2 days I was off to the beach again thinking mono is no big deal. My arm went numb again the next day. This time I started freaking out thinking that I was having a heart attack. The wife takes me to the ER and they did a bunch of tests that all came back normal for heart issues.
I call my dr. the next day and he said everything I'm feeling is part of the mono. Then he listens to my heart and says that doesn't sound good. Freaking out again. Off to the cardiologist and he found nothing wrong. Made an appointment with my ENT. I told him I have mono and he says I highly doubt that you have mono. There's something else going on with you. Great now I have something else to worry about. I proceeded to show him my blood work numbers and he said oh you do have mono. Yes doc I already know that. He was no help. The anxiety is through the roof.
Just wondering if my symptoms are in line with mono and if anyone else has similar symptoms?These are my symptoms
Back pain and shoulder pain that goes into both arms with pins and needles and muscle shakes.
I feel like my head is going to explode but I have no congestion.
My feet feel like they are burning and I sweat a lot at night.
I'm exhausted but can't sleep at all.
I have no appetite. I lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks. Been living on ensure, fruit smoothies and supplements. This scares me. Is it normal?
Just looking for some reassurance. I hope everyone is feeling better.
Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing from you.
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